Meridian DSP M6
Meridian DSP M6 Active Speakers offer a stunning contemporary design to complement your home from the gently tapered column to the spherical base. The slim, compact enclosure looks beautiful from 360 degrees while providing an open sound that can be enjoyed anywhere in the room.
SUPERBLY NATURAL SOUND
A work of art in its own right, the beauty of the M6 is the fact that it is capable of delivering high-end audio performance. Leveraging decades of Meridian loudspeaker innovation, the M6 delivers sound equal to a passive loudspeaker of four times its size! The tapered column helps fill the room with superbly imaged, natural sound. A discreet light ‘halo’ – found nestling underneath the M6’s aluminum top-cap – subtly indicates whether the speaker is operating (white) or in standby (blue).
MHR (Meridian High Resolution) was the first approved encryption method for transferring high definition digital audio between components, it allows secure movement of high resolution digital audio within a Meridian system, without compromise, improving quality by reducing cyclic repetition.
SOUND NEVER LOOKED BETTER
Introducing M6 – a loudspeaker developed through an inspired approach to contemporary design by Meridian, world leaders in state-of-the-art audio and video home entertainment systems. From its slim, soft shape and gentle taper to the use of non-reflective finishes, the first impression given by M6 is intentionally not that of a loudspeaker.
However, M6 is the epitome of a Meridian DSP Loudspeaker, with all the features that make them unique in their ability to combine superb sound with elegant design that’s at home in any room. Meridian loudspeakers contain a complete, matched audio system with efficient DSP crossovers, multiple DACs and driver-specific amplifiers, giving higher overall quality while using less power.
Attractive as a sculpture in its own right, M6 has a circular footprint and pleasing lines that you will admire and enjoy from all angles. Sitting discreetly under the precision-machined aluminium top-cap that highlights each M6 loudspeaker is an elegant 360° diffused light ‘halo’, that indicates whether the loudspeaker is active or in standby.
INNOVATION IS EVERYWHERE
M6 showcases a striking design approach in combination with unique Meridian technologies that allow a level of performance that is unsurpassed by traditional speaker designs. The gently tapered column that creates the enclosure of each M6 is formed from a specially developed, barium-doped resin. Uniquely heavy and rigid, it is precision moulded into a complex form – impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing materials and techniques. The same cylindrical enclosure gives M6 its naturally wide dispersion pattern, filling your room with superbly-imaged, natural sound that can be enjoyed from any position.
Its smooth, elegant form gives M6 a cylindrical acoustic radiation pattern, offering totally flexible placement options and a sound that does not significantly vary in volume as you move closer to or further away from the loudspeaker.
By partnering M6 Loudspeakers with Meridian’s Audio Core 200 you can enjoy a complete Meridian sound system, delivering uncompromised audio performance. Audio Core 200 is perfect for bringing together all your audio sources, offering outstanding preamplifier quality coupled with powerful Meridian Resolution Enhancement technologies including FIFO (First In, First Out) buffering for the very best sound quality; this minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity. You enjoy a clearer feeling of the instruments and their interrelationship.
Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install.
Don’t let its compact design fool you. M6 remains true to Meridian’s founders’ original design ethos: to create the best-sounding loudspeakers in a form that blends seamlessly into your home. All the necessary amplifiers and electronics are neatly hidden in the space-saving circular base. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) throughout delivers traditional Meridian benefits, including a level of performance matching that of a conventional loudspeaker with eight times the physical volume.
Acoustically inert, the cylindrical enclosure provides separate, isolated housings for the wide-range and the low-frequency drivers. There’s also a tuned porting system that further extends the loudspeaker’s low-frequency performance. And with the low-frequency driver mounted so that it plays downwards, bass reproduction is solid and floor-loaded, helping M6 blend effortlessly into the listening environment.
Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of "pre-ringing". Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.
WIDE RANGE DRIVER
Loudspeakers use crossovers to “divide” music into bands their drivers can reproduce. This introduces distortion, reducing sound quality – particularly on human voice recordings. Designing a single driver for both mid and high frequencies made a crossover within the vocal range unnecessary, avoiding distortion and reproducing more lifelike vocals at all volume levels.
Bass and wide-range drivers are driven by their own amplifiers for pure, uncoloured sound and puts the power exactly where it’s needed. Dual-ported bass enclosure with downward-facing driver delivers excellent floor loading for enhanced bass. Unique, heavy and rigid, M6 features advanced materials specially-developed by Allen Boothroyd to provide maximum acoustic performance so you hear the loudspeaker, not the cabinet.
- Design Type: 2-way bass reflex system
- Bass: 1x 140mm aluminium cone
- Wide-range: 85mm aluminium cone
- Freq response: (3dB) 38Hz-20kHz
- Output: 106dB spl @ 1m
- Noise >15dB spl
- SpeakerLink: in/out (RJ45)
- Bass: 150W Class D/bridge-tied
- Widerange: 100W super-linear
- Overall Distortion: 0.02
- Power Supply: 220 - 240V 50/60Hz
- Max Power Consumption: 350W
- Height: 921mm on rubber Bumpons
- Diameter: 300mm (base), 66mm (top)
- Weight: 18kg (39.6lb)